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Shalbourn, Berkshire

Historical Description

Shalbourn, a village and a parish partly in Berks and partly in Wiltshire. The village stands 3 miles from Great Bedwyn station, and 4 from Hungerford station on the G.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Hungerford. Acreage of Shalbourn in Berks, 3672; population, 533. Acreage in Wilts, 1892; population, 201; of the ecclesiastical parish, 598. The civil parish contains also Scewood, the hamlets of Bagshot, Oxenwood, and Newtown. Prosperous Farm was the scene of the agricultural experiments of Jethro Tull. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford; net value, £240. Patrons, the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church was beautifully restored in 1873. There is a small Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWiltshire 
Ecclesiastical parishShalbourn St. Michael 
HundredKinwardstone 
Poor Law unionHungerford 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Berkshire is available to browse.


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Berkshire 1532, 1566, and 1665-6 is available online.

CountyWiltshire